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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

scm resources  The third set of SCM processes, Manufacturing Network Planning & Execution (MNP&E) , is the major extension of SAP APO with the goal of responding to rapid changes in demand across a network of plants, outsourced manufacturers, and suppliers. To that end, the Manufacturing Network Planning capabilities determine and source production requirements across a network of internal and external sites as to satisfy demand with the minimum lead times and inventory across the manufacturing network. Production

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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